DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PL PATH 504 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY (3L+0P) II
To appraise the principles and methodologies used in Plant Pathology
Importance, definitions and concepts of plant diseases, history and growth of plant pathology, biotic and abiotic causes of plant diseases, disease caused by phanerogamic parasites
Growth, reproduction, survival and dispersal of important plant pathogens, role of environment and host nutrition on disease development, modern detection methods.
Host parasite interaction, recognition concept and infection, symptomatology, disease development- role of enzymes, toxins, growth regulators; defense strategies- oxidative burst; Phenolics, Phytoalexins, PR proteins, Elicitors, induced resistance, Altered plant metabolism as affected by plant pathogens.
Genetics of resistance; ‘R’ genes; mechanism of genetic variation in pathogens; molecular basis for resistance; marker-assisted selection; genetic engineering for disease resistance.
Disease management strategies.